Hilda Bishop Evans

Published 9:48 am Thursday, September 20, 2012

PALM BAY, FL – Hilda Bishop Evans, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida.

Hilda was born in Roxobel on December 23, 1921, the daughter of Flonie Bishop Ivonok and Reuben D. Bishop.  She graduated from Roxobel-Kelford High School, class of 1939, and was a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicky C. Stanfield and husband Jimmy of Palm Bay, FL and Joyce C. Rilee and late husband, Carl, of Mechanicsville, VA; a brother George Reuben “Buck” Bishop and wife Willie Lou of Roxobel; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, two nieces and many friends.

Even though she lived in Norfolk, VA and Florida, Roxobel was always home to Hilda. Hilda was a loving, caring mother, sister, wife, aunt, grandmother and friend known to many as “Mimi” who never met a stranger. Her family and friends will sorely miss her.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery with Dr. Dave Rimel officiating.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.